In 1994, a small group of Jackson residents began meeting together as a congregation in the basement of Regional Hospital with dreams of starting a new church on the far northeast side of Jackson.
Quickly, that dream became a reality as the congregation outgrew the basement and began the first phase of construction on what is now the Fellowship Hall of Grace United Methodist Church. Then in 1997, our congregation moved to our permanent church home on McClellan Road. The original building was phase 1 of a long term building plan. Phase 2 brought the addition on a gymnasium, classrooms, nurseries, and offices. Phase 3, completed in 2002, added to the existing facilities a kitchen, fellowship hall, and gathering room. Completed in 2007, Grace now worships in our beautiful sanctuary with choir facilities, a welcoming area, and more. We are blessed to be a growing, thriving community of faith.
Grace United Methodist Church has been served by six ordained ministers appointed through the United Methodist Church: Rev. Kevin Conrad planted the seed of Grace as he led the first faithful members in worship in the Regional Hospital basement and on to McClellan Road. He was followed in ministry by Rev. Tim Atkins, Rev. Mark Irvin, Rev. Barry Scott, and Rev. Dan Weathersbee.
Rev. Joey Reed is the current minister of Grace United Methodist Church and has served the church since June 2012.